How to
Install a Garage Door
on a Metal Building



How to Install a Garage Door on a Metal Building / A little Background

After our metal building was installed I realized I would need an inexpensive way to secure the contents that was weather tight and convenient.

I quickly realized that inexpensive and 17 foot by 10 foot opening could not coexists. I had to find something that would meet my needs. After many days of research I found a local garage door company that would install a garage door cheaper than I could buy it retail.
   
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How to Install a Garage Door on a Metal Building

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I took pictures of the installation process and have included a few below for your review:

How to Install a Garage Door on a Metal Building The first step was to have the opening of the metal building resized so the garage door would fit.

Garage Doors Normally come in even sizes. I had an 18 foot wide opening and needed to allow a minimum of 5 inches on each side for the railing hardware. This made it necessary to order a 17 foot door from the Amarr factory.


How to Install a Garage Door on a Metal Building Once the Metal Building Opening was resized to fit the garage door and the garage door was delivered to the installers warehouse the installer came out to put it in.

I was surprised how heavy the door panels were. I ordered an industrial door which is heavier gauge than the normal duty door.




How to Install a Garage Door on a Metal Building After the installers unloaded their truck they put up the railings on either side of the opening of the metal building.

They left the top loose until all the door panels were installed and then adjusted the panels to ride in the tracks properly.







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How to Install a Garage Door on a Metal Building The installers assembled each section (or panel) of the garage door directly behind the opening and then lifted them into the tracks one by one.








How to Install a Garage Door on a Metal Building This is a picture of the installers placing the first assembled panel into the tracks.









How to Install a Garage Door on a Metal Building This is a picture of the installers placing the second to last panel in the tracks.

After all the panels were in the tracks the installers installed the inner hinges on each panel thus joining the entire garage door making it one unit.




How to Install a Garage Door on a Metal Building After the hinges and hardware was all installed the tensioning spring assembly was installed and the spring tension adjusted. Once this was done the garage door was complete.






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